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Arachnigrip Slide Spider

Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:05 pm

I had a chance to fondle one of Rutilate's pistols recently on which he had installed an Arachnigrip Slide Spider. Rutilate teaches a women's basic handgun class, and he was trying out the Slide Spider as an aid for folks who have trouble racking the slide.

He had it on a 9mm M&P, and I was pretty impressed with how easy it was to rack the slide. Basically, it's really gritty skateboard tape (like sandpaper) that attaches to the slide, so when you grip the slide to retract it you don't need to squeeze as hard to prevent the slide from slipping out of your grasp.

I came home and told my girlfriend about it, and we decided to order some for her Glock 17 and her LCP II. These come two in a package, in theory so you have a replacement if one wears out or comes off, but for my purposes that just enables me to outfit two guns with one purchase. :bigsmile:

So here's our lineup, her G17, my G19, and then our LCP II pistols:


They have different color and logo choices; we went with basic black for the Glocks and red for the LCP IIs.

I can rack a slide easily enough that I don't feel like I need these, but for someone that struggles with the slide I think they would make a real difference. Yeah, they get a little rough on your hands after you rack it a bunch (think sandpaper on hands), but of course if you have weak hands then racking the slide will make your hands hurt anyhow.

Something to consider if you or someone you know has difficulty racking a slide . . . .


I'll bring my two guns to tomorrow's women's class, and we'll see what the ladies have to say.

Re: Arachnigrip Slide Spider

Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:26 pm

Those look great!

And you’re right, they work wonders in making it super easy to grip the slide. Ant they make all the difference in the world for someone with weaker hands or arthritis.

Unlike many other hacks that just lay skateboard over the grip or slide, these are laser cut to fit perfectly into the recesses of the grooves or scallops so they don’t peel or protrude further than they need to.

I’m loving mine!

Re: Arachnigrip Slide Spider

Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:06 pm

Nice, but now I need to buy a new gun since they don't have any for the guns I have.

Re: Arachnigrip Slide Spider

Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:22 pm

That’s a terrible problem to have!

Re: Arachnigrip Slide Spider

Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:27 am

My buddy bought these for "his wifes" Glock 43 for the aforementioned reasons. Gotta say I was pretty impressed. It also matched the Talon grips perfectly, like they were made to go together.

Re: Arachnigrip Slide Spider

Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:27 am

A minor update.

I had to remove this from my LCP II because I carry it in the Ruger pocket holster, and the Slide Spider "grabbed" the inside of the holster. It was a Velcro-like situation, and it made it difficult to remove the pistol from the holster without tearing up the holster material. So, no go for that application but the product otherwise is still working very well.

When I removed it from the LCP II, I went at it with my thumbnail. It took me quite a while to dig up an edge, and it was fairly difficult to remove it. It tore into little pieces as I pulled on it, and I still need to remove some residual adhesive. This is a positive thing, though; that sucker was stuck on there good, and I expect it would have lasted a long time if I hadn't deliberately removed it.
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